PICTURES: Honouring Paris attack victims with events

Balloon launch at Swineshead Primary School for Paris attach victims.

Balloon launch at Swineshead Primary School for Paris attach victims.

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People from Boston have showed solidarity with Paris following the attacks in the French capital on November 13.

On Friday, November 20, Swineshead St Mary’s CofE Primary School held a balloon release in the afternoon.

Vigil and peace event for the Paris attacks.

Vigil and peace event for the Paris attacks.

Then, during the evening, the Candle of Peace Foundation, founded by Lyn Luxton, held a candle-lit vigil and peace event in the Centenary Methodist Church, in Boston.

Mrs Luxton read the words of Antoine de Léris who tragically lost his wife in the attacks.

She said: “It was a very poignant event, it really was.

“There wasn’t a dry eye after I read that.”

Vigil and peace event for the Paris attacks.

Vigil and peace event for the Paris attacks.

She added: “People feel the need to put forward their solidarity.”

Among the ‘hundreds’ of guests were Sleaford Imam Muhammed Sadek and Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman.

Children from Boston Park Academy and Swineshead St Mary CoE Primary Academy read poems, sang songs, and said prayers for peace.

Head teacher of Swineshead Academy Fiona Booth said: “It was an incredibly powerful event and left me and my pupils full of hope.”